Pittsburgh's Icy Rivers
A wintery aerial view of Allegheny River C.W. Bill Young Lock and Dam near New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Jan. 23, 2024. The facility is one of eight navigation structures on the Allegheny River that provide navigation from East Brady, Pennsylvania, to downtown Pittsburgh. The project is located at River Mile 14.5. Construction on the project began in November 1933 and was completed in July 1935. The project became operational October 1934. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is responsible of operating 23 navigable locks and dams on the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers year-round regardless of weather, including in subfreezing icy conditions. The district is responsible for keeping navigation flowing through Pittsburgh, known as the Headwaters District, to and from the rest of the nation. Transporting commodities on the waterways is four times less expensive than by trucks and 33 percent cheaper than by rail. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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